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Beyond the Numbers: Diversity on the Constitutional Court Bench

Beyond the Numbers: Diversity on the Constitutional Court Bench

Originally the Constitutional Court was established as the final court on all constitutional matters. However, following the 17th amendment Act of 2012 it is now South Africa’s highest court on all matters. The Constitutional Court consists of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and nine other judges. Thus, the Court’s bench is supposed to […]

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Progressive constitutional democracies from around the world are anchored on certain fundamental values and principles which include separation of powers and accountability. South Africa is regarded in certain circles as a model of constitutional democracy, especially for many African States. This view is not without a valid basis. Notwithstanding a myriad of challenges confronting it, […]

The Hlophe Papers

The Hlophe Papers

Last week Paul Hoffman SC, the Director and Head of Projects at The Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa (IFAISA), wrote an opinion piece for Daily Maverick titled; The Justice John Hlophe Inquiry Papers: Going nowhere fast.   This piece was originally written by Hoffman in 2008 but in light of the ongoing allegations surrounding Judge […]